Leg One of the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs kicks into gear tomorrow morning. 125 of the Tour’s best and brightest have made it this far, but only 100 will continue on past Sunday evening. Here’s your little cheat-sheet for THE NORTHERN TRUST.



  • Ridgewood CC in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 7385 Yards, Par-71
  • A composite course of 18 holes formed from the 27 on the property
  • Course hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup and multiple PGA Tour events
  • Fun, creative course that tests shot-making and strategy
  • Not a bomber’s course — Approach shots and short game will be tested


  • Top 125 in FedEx Cup standings, minus four players who have WD (McIlroy, Stenson, Fowler and Patrick Rodgers)
  • Notables include (w/ FedEx ranking): Dustin Johnson (#1), Justin Thomas (#2), Brooks Koepka (#3), Jason Day (#6), Phil Mickelson (#11), Tiger Woods (#20), Brandt Snedeker (#30), Kevin Kisner (#40), Jordan Spieth (#43), Matt Kuchar (#64), Hideki Matsuyama (#76), Jason Dufner (#90)
  • Canadians — Adam Hadwin (#70) & Nick Taylor (#119)
    Full field here

Notable Pairings:

Early Thursday/Late Friday

  • 7:54 a.m/12:55 pm — Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
    8:05 a.m/1:06 p.m — Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
    8:16 a.m/1:17 p.m — Webb Simpson, Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau


Late Friday/Early Thursday

  • 12:55 p.m/7:54 a.m — Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau
    1:06 p.m/8:05 a.m — Justin Rose: Bubba Watson: Jason Day
    1:17 p.m/8:16 a.m — Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Patton Kizzire

Full pairings here


  • Dustin Johnson won this event last year in a playoff over Jordan Spieth
  • Top 100 in points will make it to next week

On the bubble:

  • #90 to #110 — Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel, Charley Hoffman
  • #110 to #125 — Sam Saunders, Bud Cauley, Jhonattan Vegas, Harris English
  • Full Standings here


Next week’s event:

  • Dell Technologies Championship
  • TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.
  • Top-100 in FedEx Cup standings will compete

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